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any question as to what happened. they only informed us that the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased
-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a local hospital. the subject is deceased. >> the standoff began tuesday afternoon, nearly 7 days ago in the late afternoon. a gun
the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> by the great of god, you know, he's okay that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks at the white house. house members will tackle the very issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that he
-old young man to do. >> police say the boy's kidnapper 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. details are still unclear as law officials begin what they say say thorough and labor intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: released in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. wait that a tightly knit community had been anxious to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy has been held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a school bus last week, shot and killed the bus driver. fbi said negotiations with dykes deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered in a door at the to
that's been going on. jimmy lee dykes is the suspect. we've been informed by authorities there's been a major development in this case. that's about the only way they will classify what's happened. we have noted there's been some significant activity taking place on site. we saw two ambulances go and then leave the property. they didn't have their lights on. we've also seen clusters of authorities on site as well. all of this of course unusual from what weem been watching over the past several days. and then we've been told there's going to be a news conference and a fairly significant one in just a few minutes. there was a news conference that was held earlier today. it was by the local sheriff. and he insinuated for the first time there could be a motive to all this. listen to what he had to say. >> i can't really comment on anything specific. the communications, anything like that, that's been going on. what i can say generally is based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that's important to him. although it's very complex. we tried to make a safe environ
deteriorated this afternoon and that jimmy lee dykes was seen with agog, that is when they decided to -- with a gun, that is when they decided to enter the bunker. witnesses heard a explosion and gunfire. the boy has adhd and wasn't hurt. >> fbi agents fearing the child was in danger, entered and rescued the child. the child is physically unharmed and being treated at a local hospital. >> jimmy lee dykes was a vietnam veteran. he was known as a anti- government loaner. neighbors say he beat a dog to death once with a led pipe. >>> president obama brought his push for gun control to minnesota today. he met with leaders in minneapolis on what the city has done to reduce gun violence. he is promoting a ban on assault weapons. he want to strengthen mental health screenings for gun buyers. >> john kerry reported for his first day on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and trie -- tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in benghazi last year. >> i pledge to you this, i will not let their bravery
unharmed. police released a picture of the suspect. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. nbcfirmed in the navy in the '60s. he earned the a vet nam service medal. the school bus was towed away, that had been at the crime scene tuesday afternoon. dykes boarded that school bus and demanded a few children. when the bus driver refused, dykes shot and killed away and made away with a 5-year-old boy named ethan, believed to have asperger's syndrome. they have been holed up in this bunker now for several days now. police are communicating with him through a ventilation pipe. local residents are praying for a peaceful resolution. >>> joining me now with more, former fbi profiler and hostage negotiator clint van zandt. welcome to you, my friend. what a situation. going on five days now, but i know have you said the extended time might help negotiators. how does that work? >> alex, there is an old hostage negotiation axiom. time decreases stress and anxiety. that's what we want to do, bring down the stress and anxiety level of jimmy lee dykes, who is in there. we want him to strongly identify with ethan
returning from big bear, a popular skiing area. >>> time now, jimmy lee dykes is still holding a five-year- old boy hostage six days after he kidnapped him from a school bus and killed the bus driver. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding that little boy in an underground bunker. he is allowing them to send in medicine snacks and toys for the little child. by the way the funeral for the bus driver was held yesterday. >>> people are celebrating the birthday of rosa parks. she would have been 100 years old today. she died in october 2005, best known for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger and that fueled crippling boycotts and a supreme court ruling against public segregation. >>> and in menlo park, the world's biggest social network is celebrating its 9th anniversary. mark zuckerberg opened the facebook.com to his classmates at harvard and they added stamford columbia why and yale students and -- columbia and yale students all over the world. now it is available in 7 languages. >> -- 70 languages. >>> we have a water rescue going on in san francisco. there was a person i
and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean say
in an underground bunker. the standoff in in its fifth day. negotiators are talking with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes through aventlation pipe. police say the boy has an electric blanket and dykes allowed officials to send down medication and toys. he killed the driver of a school bus and police aren't speculating on the motive. >>> and now to a murder trial that really has people talking. the victim travis alexander was found shot, stabbed 27 times in his throat was slit from ear to ear. prosecutors say it was the work of a jealous lover, jodi arias, but arias says it was self-defense in that alexander was a sex maniac who threatened her with bodily harm. hln's alexis weed takes a look at what will happen if she's convicted of murder and gets the death penalty. >> jodi arias could join three other women currently sitting on arizona's death row if a jury finds her guilty as charged. a first-degree murder con vikds could land arias in line for what's recently become one of the nation's busiest death chambers. the state carries out all post 1992 convictions by lethal injection and now permits witnesses
path, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was a loner. he was estranged from his family. we are told he grew up in the same part of lower alabama where this all played out. he served in the u.s. navy from 1964 to '69. awarded the vietnam service medal and the good conduct medal. after that he lived in florida working as a truck driver and then about two years ago he moved back to the midland city area. that of course, is where his paranoia and eccentric behavior became much worse and where he began building the bunker that was at the center of this almost week long drama, shep. >> shepard: all of that odd behavior included run-ins with neighbors. >> several run-inies with neighbors. he seemed furious if anybody strayed on or near his property. he once as you said beat a neighbor's dog to death with a led pipe. and, of course, we poke to one man on "studio b" last week who got into a scrape with jimmy lee dykes. jimmy davis told us he had been driving on the dirt road near dykes' property with his daughter and his mother when dykes flagged him down and started shouting and cursing. listen. and a
-old jimmy lee dykes is responsible for starting a hostage standoff after he shot and killed a 66-year-old bus driver and then kidnapped a 5-year-old boy on tuesday. this is a picture where police say dykes is holed up with the 5-year-old boy. to gabe gutierrez in midland city, alabama. fill us in on the most up-to-date information there. >> reporter: thomas, the standoff has been bizarre from the beginning and is dragging past 40 hours. this morning hostage negotiators have been talking with the suspect thank you a pvc pipe attached to an underground tornado bunker. officials say so far the 5-year-old hostage is unharmed. they're identifying him simply by his first name, ethan. he'll turn 6 in a few weeks. they have been able to bring ethan medicine for an unspecified medical condition and a coloring book to occupy his time. this standoff began tuesday afternoon. a police source close to the investigation says 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded several children come along with him. when the school bus driver refused, police say, dykes opened fire, sh
holding this 5-year-old boy, jimmy lee dykes, what can you tell us about him as an individual? >> reporter: well, neighbors from the very beginning describedloner with a deep distrust of government. we have been waiting to hear an exact motive. we know the day after the standoff began last wednesday, he was scheduled to be in court on a misdemeanor charge of menacing a neighbor. again, neighbors described him as a loner who had an extreme -- he really wanted to protect his property, they said. anytime somebody got close to the property, they felt they had a difficult interaction with him. we also know that he was a vietnam era veteran. nbc news confirmed that he even won several awards, including the vietnam service medal back in the '60s. but again jimmy lee dykes, we do not know his condition at this point, but we can report according to a source with the dale county sheriff's office here in alabama that the standoff is over after about 140 hours. again, we do not know the condition of those involved just yet. we hope to find that out within the next few minutes or so. >> that's a helpfu
are now saying that the suspect, jimmy lee dykes, is showing no signs of turning himself in. dykes has actuall is actually af pulling the boy from a school bus last tuesday and killing the bus driver, and this bunker where the little boy is being held is said to be similar to a tornado shelter with food and blankets and television, but the only contact with the outside world right now for both the little boy and his captor, a 4-inch wide ventilation pipe. elizabeth pirahn pran joining um alabama. that's how, elizabeth, police are actually staying in touch with him. >> that's how they're staying in touch. they're in constant communication. in in fact, we were supposed to have a press conference and it was just cancelled. in fact, we just got the e-mail from both federal and local authorities, and i want to summarize it for you. it says the sunday morning press briefing has been rescheduled for this afternoon, although no exact times on that. overnight no new developments to report. the law enforcement community continues to work toward a safe resolution of the situation. it goes on to s
the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus last tuesday demanding two children. when the bus driver, charles poland objected, dykes killed him and grabbed a 5-year-old boy named ethan, who has a mild form of autism. >> i started our discussion with mr. dykes. he feels like he has a story that's important to him, although it's very complex. >> reporter: ethan had been held captive in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, stocked full of supplies, including blankets and a heater. dykes had allowed negotiators to drop crackers, toys and coloring books down a ventilation pipe. while police used cameras mounted on a small unmanned aircraft to keep an eye on the bunker site, s.w.a.t. teams on the ground were ready to move. police assumed dykes was watching television coverage of the crime and kept their comments to reporters short. then, late this afternoon, an apparent blast was heard at the bunker site. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated. and mr. dykes was observed -- was o
been going on for close to a week. jimmy lee dykes described as a survivalist, the bus driver who shielded other children from the gunman is being hailed as a hero. charles poland jr. was honored yesterday. victor blackwell is following all of the developments from midland city, alabama. ♪ >> hundreds of friends and relatives, strangers, listened to excerpts from letters writtenpy children. the children, 66-year-old bus driver charles poland dref to school every day. teachers arrived oniel low buses aborned with black bows to honor the friend they called chuck. >> he was a simple man, but i can tell you this, there this time, i haven't used a word to describe himself that he would very graciously decline, and that word is hero. >> reporter: he was driving his usual route on tuesday when jimmy lee dykes forced his way on to the bus with the gun and demanded to take two of the 22 children. poland refused. dykes shot and killed him and snatched a 5-year-old boy. local, state and federal authorities have been working around the clock to free the boy from a bunker. heater and electri
-old jimmy lee dykes is the manner. traight this situation. elizabeth, what is the latest on this man? >> reporter: the standoff continues. we just witnessed another sunrise that little boy did not see this morning. he remained in the bunker since tuesday afternoon the hands of a suspected murderer. he's getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys, cheese-its, coloring books, medications and his favorite cars. the line of communication is open through the pvc pipes. the sense of community is trying to get back to normal. nothing like normal for this little boy right now. >> reporter: we see some efforts of normalcy. some schools are back in session. but a number of schools remain closed. the neighborhood behind me with two dozen homes remains evacuated and the community continues to mourn charles poland. friends hailed him as a hero at his funeral yesterday. aiden kelly is a 9th grader who has been riding on his bus for years. he says he got off the bus one stop before this happened. >> he put his life before the kids on the bus. i think that's one of the biggest things he will be
. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has been holding a boy hostage since tuesday afternoon. boarded the boy's school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the boy. they are now locked in an under ground shelter. there is no reason to believe the boy is hurt. dykes was scheduled to appear at court. >> it is now 7:11 and we want to talk about the man behind the manti te'o hoax breaks his silence. his motivation behind the hoax is coming up. >> the ravens and the 49ers hit the practice field for the first time this week. sports breakfast is next. >> plus, we have speed cameras and red light cameras. today begins another crack down on the roads that could get you $100 ticket in the district. what you need to know to watch out for. >> and as we head to the break, another live view of that water rescue taking place in montgomery county. one of two water rescues going on right now. they've had 7 during the overnight and early morning hours. more about all of this in a few moments. fox 5 morning news will be right back. it's 7:12. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook
. it has been almost a week now since jimmy lee dykes shot and killed a bus driver and took a 5-year-old boy back to an underground bunker on his property. the fbi continues to have an open line of communication with dykes. the little boy requested crackers and a red-hot wheels car, both of which were delivered to the bunker along with medicine and other comfort items as well. >>> a first on capitol hill. in honor of black history month ark statue of a former slave who made a name for himself in the district is getting a new home. >> and what did you think of last night's super bowl half time show. just in case you missed, we are taking another look at beyonce's performance. you can never have too much beyonce. we'r're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all.
information about the gunman. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is at the man at the center of the standoff. he's accused of killing a bus driver and taking a 5-year-old boy hostage. the vietnam era veteran is described as a loner who did not trust the government. he used to walk his property at might with a flashlight and a gun. he threatened to shoot children before. the man is now held up in an underground bunker with a boy. police are in communication with the two. they've delivered food, toys and medicine to the boy. >>> the man suspected of killing a former navy seal was an iraq war veteran. eddie ralph served in the marine corps from 2006 to 2010 and is currently on reserve duty. he's accused of killing 38-year-old chris kyle and another man at a ex tex gun range saturday night. police say they arrested ralph a short time later and that his time in the military may have contributed to the deadly shooting. >> it's my understanding that the suspect may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military himself. i understand he was a marine for four years and ma
released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, all he had to do was reach out and grab him. he let him clear the bus and get home before all this happened. >> reporter: meanwhile the visitation for the bus driver charles pollen junior is schedul
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, the owner of the same property that s.w.a.t. teams have descended upon and where the gunman is holed up in an underground bunker with a young boy. >> at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: neighbors say he has long been a problem. >> i always called him mean man. >> reporter: the 65-year-old reportedly a military veteran who missed a court hearing where he was to face charges for menacing neighbors. police radio traffic captured the chaos he 'ledgedly caused. >> just had a bus driver shot. possibly deceased. >> the suspect has removed a child from the bus. they're on foot -- >> reporter: parents of other children on the bus panicked. >> nobody called and told me anything. now he jumps in her car. i'm going to look for my son. i called home. he's not home. >> reporter: but police say dykes took just one child, a boy who happens to need special medications, now stuck in a hole difficult for s.w.a.t. teams to reach. >> we ask for prayer for all the families involved, and law enforcement is here working tireles
do have a picture of the suspect jimmy lee dykes being released yesterday. is he 65 years old. he is accused of kidnapping his boy and shooting charles albert poland who was trying to rescue these kids from that school bus on tuesday. we heard from his brother-in-law. this is what he told us. it was laughter and love he would have for the kids. he would come in and talk to them. he would say honey, it was a good day. he would talk about his -- he said my youngings. he did. it was his young'ns when he had them on the bus. >> now, poland will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon. we know they are having the funeral at a civic center locally here to host thousands of people because a church simply be too small for how many people are interested in coming. back to you. >> hey, elizabeth, do you know if this guy this jimmie lee dykes has a tv or anything down there? can he see what's going on outside? >> we have heard reports that there are -- there is a tv inside that bunker. it was outfitted with food and water. authorities have not given any indication that he is watching media report
a man is holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old boy continues. authorities say jimmy lee dykes shot and killed a school bus driver tuesday afternoon and then grabbed the boy and took off. police believe the bunker there has electricity, food, and even tv, meaning the siege may not end any time soon. neighbors have been holding prayer vigils for the boy all week. >>> new this morning, people in chicago are breathing a sigh of relief after a convicted murderer who was released by accident finds himself back in police custody. steven robins is serving a 60-year sentence in the indiana state penitentiary for murder. wednesday night robins was mistakenly released after a court appearance in chicago. police found him last knignighta home about 60 miles south of chicago after numerous tips from the public. he was rearrested without incident. >>> port operators along the east coast are breathing a sigh of relief this morning now that they've reached a deal for a new contract. this avoids a potential strike by long shoremen. the deal involved royalty payments made to union members for each c
that officers after speaking to neighbors and acquaintances of jimmy lee dykes described him as strongly anti-government in his views, as you said anti-america, whatever that may mean and he also described him as a survivalist, which seems fairly obvious, given the bunker that he dug in his backyard. >> so we're familiar with the term survivalist from this show on table, "dooms day preppers." is this the kind of guy we're talking about? those people don't seem particularly dangerous. >> i think doomsday preppers tv show tends to feature all kinds of different people looking for various types. in reality the survivalist movement is dominated by people with extremely right wing views and fears and generally those fears center around what the government is going to do. these people very widely feel that government has very bad plans for the rest of us around the corner, that some catastrophe is looming. we saw the survivalist movement really take off in a couple of instances in the last few years one around the so-called y2k bug the fear that computers were going to collapse when the clocked rol
. this is according to police who have been communicating with this 65-year-old man, jimmy lee dykes, talking to him through a pipe leading into this bunker. some eight feet under ground. the standoff began tuesday when dykes allegedly snatched the boy from his school bus, killing the driver who tried to stop him. >>> now two years after the egyptian uprising, hosni mubarak, this is cairo today. thousands of opponents of president mohamed morsi hurling molotov cocktails, setting off fireworks at the outer wall of the palace compound as a fire burned. this is the entrance of his palace. we're hearing morse write ing inside. >>> and this is the scene, you hear all the chanting, the shouting. this is outside our cnn bureau in cairo. hundreds of protesters chanting in the streets. a week of riots calling for an end to morsi's rule has left up to 60 people dead. >>> a terse response from senator robert menendez to allegations he partied with prostitutes in the caribbean. he was asked if he had violated any campaign finance laws on those trips. >> menendez released a statement earlier calling the allegat
in the bunker now for five days. police say the man is 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. his reason for taking the boy still unclear. police have been communicating with him through a pipe that goes into the bunker. >>> not in two, new -- number two, new allegations of drug use aimed at alex rodriguez. espn reports that the yankees' third baseman got personal visits from the owner of a miami area health clinic. the owner allegedly injected a-rod with performance enhancing drugs as recently as last year. a-rod's spokesman issued a statement saying the allegations are not true. >>> number three, vice president joe biden is talking iran this morning at a security conference in munich, germany. >> we would be prepared to meted bilaterally with the iranian leadership. we would not make it a secret. we would let our partners know if that occasion presented it says. that offer stands, but it must be real and tangible. has to be an agenda that they're prepared to speak to. >> biden plans to sit down with the key syrian leader. the-est level meeting with the forces trying to overthrough president basha
conference to start it was scheduled for about an hour ago, all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes the suspect in this situation as he holds that a-year-old boy captive in a bunker not far from our location. authorities confirm they are working 24 hours a day, continuous shift change as they exchange conversations with him and in fact they sent set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities thanking the suspect for, quote, taking care of this little boy, meaning there is heat in the bunker. temperatures get down into the 20's overnight. the young kindergartner is getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys, coloring books and medication that he needs. meanwhile the community is showing outpouring of support, one local police officer started collecting birthday cards for this little boy. there has been conflicting reports of this kindergartner's birthday but, in fact, we know he does turn 6 this week. retired lt. april mcdaniel is collecting birthday cards. she started a facebook page. she says she already has 40 cards but she expects thousands. liste
these ongoing negotiates to three -- negotiations to free this 5- year-old boy. witnesses say jimmy lee dykes pulled a young boy off a school bus on tuesday after shooting the driver. the pair has been holed up in a bunker-type rhyme since then. this animation is -- room since then. this animation is what the room is supposed to look like. >> these three past days have not been easy on anyone. details of this situation have been very limited. we know that that could be frustrating for all of you. >> reporter: frustrating is right. members of the community have been holding vigil and church services hoping for a positive outcome. >> trying to bring the community together in one purpose. that's to pray for the safety protection of this young child an for the safe release to get him back to his family as quick as possible. >> while some pray, others wish they could do more to help the child. >> he needs to be back with his family. if i can go and get him, i would. >> the boy's parents have spayed out of the spotlight but did child's mother says her son was asperger's syndrome as well as hyperatt
to jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they say they can hear the child crying for his parents. police say dykes is showing no signs of ending the standoff which is now in its fourth day. elizabeth prann live in midland city, alabama for us. what are you seeing activity wise where you are, elizabeth? >> reporter: well, in just the past hour or two we've seen an increase of activities. as you can see, the s.w.a.p. members over my shoulder going up that dirt road. the suspect's property is slightly behind those white buildings, and police have confirmed that they're communicating to the suspect with a pvc pipe. this is an example of what he's using to communicate. 4 inches, this is about 5 pounds, this is a 4-foot pvc pipe. we know there is 60 feet of pvc piping from the driveway or from the roadway of this suspect's property all the way to the bunker, and what we know from witnesses and neighbors is that that pvc piping is also going through additional buildings on that property. we are waiting for an update from authorities, we're hoping to hear from them 4:30 locally and, of c
lee dykes boarded the stopped school bus and demanded two children. when the bus driver refused. dykes shot and killed him and made off with a boy named ethan with a form of autism. he's been in this underground bunker for 150 hours now. police are not releasing much information. we know police say the child is physically unharmed as of now. they were able to get him medicine and coloring books to keep him occupied. yesterday, the sheriff thanked the suspect for taking care of that child. back to you. >> gabe, thank you so much. >>> controversial new comments about gun control from national rifle association wayne lapie e lapierre. he claims an assault weapons ban is a ploy to take all guns away from law-abiding citizens. >> fliers like this, obama is not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights. now he's trying to take away all three. >> he's not taking away shotguns. >> have you looked at the feinstein bill he's supporting? that's exactly what it does. i think what they will do is turn this universal check of law abiding to a registry of law-abiding people. they don't w
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